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Powder Coating Tips

 What is Powder Coating?
Powdercoating is actually tiny particles of plastic formulated in various colors and special finishes that is applied by spraying it on the surface and then baked. Almost any color can be made in finishes such as texture, wrinkles, hammertones, glitters and transparent. Not all colors come in all finishes, but there is enough variety to choose from to fit everyone's needs.

What is the difference between Powdercoating and Paint?
The main difference between the two coatings is the durability. Powdercoating will take more road abuse with out chipping or marring the finish. As with any type of finish, it will not last forever, but the longevity of powder is much more than a coat of paint. TIP: FOR LONGER LASTING FINISH, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE POWDERCOATING CLEAR COATED TO HELP PROTECT THE BASE COLOR.

Can anything be powdercoated?

Powder can be applied to any clean surface that will handle approximately 425 degrees. After the powder is applied, it has to be baked to cure it so it has the durability that is expected.

Can you powdercoat directly over chrome plating?

In most cases the answer is yes. As long as the chrome plating is not blistering, pitted or peeling it will work. A good chrome plate will not be affected by the high temperature needed to cure the powdercoat and the adhesion will be fine providing it is prepared properly. A good shiny chrome surface is an excellent base for finished like transparent which needs a shiny surface underneath to allow the transparent finish to shine.

Can powdercoating be painted or airbrushed over with designs?
Yes. You can put your own designs or pictures on the powdered surface and then clear coat your graphics.

Is powder available in other protective coatings?
Yes. Powdercoating comes in different base materials such as Epoxies, Polyesters & Hybrids. Each material has its own properties to protect against certain chemicals and even natural sun light. There is even a material made for marine use. Salt water and salt air are probably one of the worst environments for the cause of corrosion. There is a special formulation of powder that will help fight against those elements. We know the finish will not last forever, but if this coating is applied properly, it will outlast any painted surface.

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